Hunger in the News: Global nutrition programs and mass incarceration

Hunger in the News

To Help End Extreme Poverty, Strengthen Support for Global Nutrition Programs,” by Tom H. Hart, The Huffington Post. “Like dangerous roads, dirty water, and a lack of electricity, poor nutrition is part of the infrastructure on which extreme poverty festers. It undermines growth in developing countries and communities, gnawing at progress from the inside and preventing millions of people from reaching their potential.”

Time for Congress to attack mass incarceration, inequality,” by Sara Avery, Boulder Daily Camera. “In 1977, I was preparing to enter first grade at my (mostly white) neighborhood school. And then, my birthday appeared on a list — I was being “force bused” across town for school integration. My new school was named for Toussaint L’Ouverture, the black liberator of Haiti.”

Early Intervention Programs Can Save Brain Development Of Children Below The Poverty Level,” by Samantha Olson, Medical Daily. “Nearly half of young children in America live at or near the poverty level. Those millions of children are more likely to be raised in an environment of substance misuse, neglect, violence, and family turmoil, with limited access to food or clothing, ultimately causing long-term toxic stress. The impact poverty has on health creates a ripple effect that doesn’t stop at childhood. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) knows the damage poverty can do to a child’s mental, emotional, and physical well being and plans to increase its focus on early childhood interventions starting this year.”

Drought and rising temperatures ‘leaves 36m people across Africa facing hunger,’” by Lucy Lamble and Emma Graham-Harrison, The Guardian. “More than 36 million people face hunger across southern and eastern Africa, the United Nations has warned, as swaths of the continent grapple with the worst drought in decades at a time of record high temperatures.”

How To Nourish The Global Economy,” by Allan Jury, The Huffington Post. “Good nutrition doesn’t just fuel the mind and body. It’s also one of the most crucial foundations for a healthy economy—and one of the most overlooked.”


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